How to Do Due Diligence on Investors

This is my Quora answer to “How do I perform due diligence on investors?” Choose an Investor Like You Would a Spouse I’m so glad you...

Lessons from Inside a Shark Tank

In a few days, I get the opportunity to swim with the sharks—sort of. I will be sharing the stage with three of the stars...

6 Crucial Steps to Take Before You Seek Investors for Your Business

Investor support is one of the most pivotal aspects for small businesses. When you are looking to make it big as an entrepreneur your...

What Matters Most to Venture Capitalists

Make no mistake—pitching your startup to investors is tough. You may think your company is the next big thing, but so do a lot...

Raise Money on Good News

The first rule for raising money is to do it on good news—right when sales are increasing at an increasing rate. Or when a major...

Angels and VCs: Don’t Be Greedy Even if You Can

Sometimes the end game or sale of the company is not a happy event for the early investors, including the entrepreneur or the founders. Especially...

8 Ways an Investor Pitch Differs from a Product Pitch

When pitching to investors, entrepreneurs always seem to start with a customer pitch, then add a slide or two about the business. In reality,...

7 Keys to a Compelling Investor Executive Summary

  Few investors these days have the time or patience to read a full business plan, so a better way to catch their eye is...
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Premature Scaling Kills Businesses

Venture capitalists sometimes make an error in directing their portfolio company CEOs to push resources to the limit and scale the business to immense size quickly, all to seize market share.

8 Questions to Help Set Expectations with Investors

One of the big questions that every entrepreneur struggles with is how much funding they should request from investors in the first round.

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